Pro-ISIS Group Takes Responsibility For Hacking 800 U.S. School Websites

School websites across the country were affected by ISIS-propagandist. (Reuters/Photo)

November 8, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The FBI is investigating the source of a hack that left school websites across the country linked to Islamic State propaganda.

The federal agency is currently looking into the incident after up to 800 schools reported their websites being re-directed to a pro-ISIS webpage earlier this week.

The page included an image of the ISIS flag, an audio message in Arabic, a picture of Saddam Hussein, and was up for several hours before being taken down.

Authorities claim all affected websites are hosted by the company School Desk.

Technicians discovered a small file placed into the root of one of the company’s websites, which caused the re-direction.

Pro-ISIS hacking group — Team System DZ — has taken responsibility for the hack.

Meanwhile, many of the schools have increased police presence on campus following the incident.

26 Comments on "Pro-ISIS Group Takes Responsibility For Hacking 800 U.S. School Websites"

  1. This doesn’t have to be ‘intellectual’ in having effects. Causing either alarm or for those who have alot of anger, aggression, this could lead to joing ISIS or otherwise, like the lone aggressors causing explosions or gun deaths, or even knives. They’re at a more receptive age and lack better judgements still. Intellectual? matters? Not at all…

  2. What does the ‘DZ’ stand for? I’ll tell ya….{Delirious Zealot}…

  3. They seem proud of it. Doesn’t mean our schoolchildren are dumb enough to fall for it.

  4. Two days ago Comcast was down across the country in many places for most of the day. Century Link is tied
    to Comcast. I haven’t heard a word this time as to why that happened.
    800 schools hacked by ISIS? hmmm, well, possibly. I read that there is a lot of hacking coming out of South American countries too.

  5. I don’t believe it is ISIS doing this…I think Russia is involved some way!

  6. Mark Heinzen | November 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm |

    Probably should find a reliable host for these websites.

  7. Michael Anthony Paul Trivisonn | November 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm |

    Are there any muslims employed by School Desk? Start with them.

  8. landy fincannon | November 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm |

    Well, at least they didn’t create thousands of bogus accounts to launder drug cartel (CIA) money through

  9. Someone must have left the password under the keyboard (Matthew Broderick “War Games” reference)

  10. Michelle Richardson | November 8, 2017 at 11:01 am |

    Which schools? What states, counties, etc? Who was affected by this?

    • All over, plus political sites, along with government agencies as well. Numerous is under-exaggerated

  11. As if they weren’t radical enough. Now we’ll have Commie Muslim Terrorists. Oh, I forgot we already had one as president for eight years!

    • Where you’ve been for quite a few years? Cave Building maybe? Oh, and besides that, Trump has never been seen as a terrorist, only you think that for some wierd reason.

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